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La. school suspension rates soar above national average

By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Without a standardized policy for out-of-school suspensions, many of the schools in New Orleans’ all-charter Recovery School District (RSD)

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Federal judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over fatal NOPD beating

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on May 2 decided not to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from a pre-Katrina beating in Faubourg Tremé involving two NOPD

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N.O.’s 911 call center keeps enough staffing despite unexpected departures
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The number of police dispatchers and call-takers leaving the New Orleans 911 call center this week decreased slightly from estimates last week, but the departures still took ...
Fate of Louisiana coast could be determined by Antarctica ice melt
By Bob Marshall The Lens Donald Boesch and Virginia Burkett, coastal researchers with Louisiana connections, are widely respected for their expertise on why the state’s coast is rapidly being flooded by the ...
Hot 8 Brass Band welcomes guests into the 2016 Collision Conference in New Orleans, La. | Photo courtesy of Robert Warren, Gigsy.co.
Tech conference presents new opportunities for New Orleans entrepreneurs
[caption id="attachment_22056" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hot 8 Brass Band welcomes guests into the 2016 Collision Conference in New Orleans, La. | Photo courtesy of Robert Warren, Gigsy.co.[/caption] By David T. Baker Contributing Writer Collision. ...
Dillard University to suspend nursing program
By Prescotte Stokes, III Contributing Writer A full internal assessment of Dillard University’s generic baccalaureate and LPN-BSN nursing programs were announced on Tuesday (April 26). During the assessment period the university ...
N.O. mayor tackles crime and violence in Tulane address
On the evening of April 27 at Tulane University, less than 24 hours before a preliminary hearing on the high-profile slaying of former New Orleans Saints player Will ...
Grand jury indicts Cardell Hayes in death of Will Smith
A grand jury on Thursday indicted Cardell Hayes, 28, for the slaying of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, who was fatally shot on April 9 during a visit ...
Gusman comes under fire from DOJ
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer Citing an “immediate risk of harm and death to the men, women and youth” in Orleans Parish Prison, the United States Department of Justice along with prisoners’ ...
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Katrina, climate justice, fish dinners part of this lawyer’s compass
By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer Colette Pichon Battle gave up a great job working as a corporate immigration lawyer in Washington, DC to live in a tent in front ...

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